Capcom Go, a production of NSC Creative, is an immersive, exciting show that tells the story of the great space race between America and Russia and showcases the amazing achievements of the Apollo space missions. This show introduces a new generation to the pioneering work it took to put the first human on the moon, and will inspire pupils to become the explorers, engineers, designers, scientists and astronauts of the future.
In this museum led session pupils will watch Capcom Go, a visually captivating show in our full domed planetarium, which explores the question: How did humans walk on the moon?
Using engaging modern graphics, archival film clips, photographs and astronauts’ audio transmissions this film shares insights into the immense challenges NASA’s experts overcame by finding innovative ways to put humans on the moon and return them safely to Earth. The earliest experiments sometimes met with tragic ends, but at every step lessons were learnt by the teams of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers, many of whom were women; which led to the success of the Apollo 11 mission. Join us on this thrilling journey into our past that made unprecedented history for all mankind, and which continues to inspire children today to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to go boldly where no man has gone before!
Following the show pupils will be invited to think about what it would be like for them to travel into space. The class will then be asked to take part in a very important mission, lead by ground control (our education demonstrator): to design a spacesuit for their astronaut to wear on missions into space. Using scientific lines of enquiry to problem solve, pupils will uncover the science behind how a spacesuit is made. They will learn about the importance of oxygen, water and gravity to preserve human life and will have to solve the problem of breathing, drinking and even going to the toilet in space! Pupils will have the opportunity to handle objects from the European Space Agency such as a Sokol spacesuit helmet and a space food pouch.
We need adult help to ensure the pupils have the best possible experience and to ensure the safety of the handling objects. For this reason you must bring at least two adults to this session.
Please arrive on time for your workshop or we may not be able to run it for you. Please share these notes with your adult helpers before your visit. This will help them to support your pupils have a successful and enjoyable day.
Through participating in this session students are encouraged to think about democracy, individual liberty and tolerance.